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The 2nd International Documentary Congress

By IDA Editorial Staff

A wooden chair with white fabric. Text overlaid on top reads "The Second International Documentary Congress".

It's not often that you'll see documentarians outnumbering feature film types in the heart of Hollywood, but that's what happened when some 600 members of the worldwide  documentary community (plus 400 students from the Los Angeles Unified School District, as part of the IDA Outreach Program) converged upon the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on October 25 to 27. The occasion? The IDA/AMPAS Second International Documentary Congress, the much-awaited sequel to our first congress, held in 1992. Following is selected coverage (divided into "Nuts and Bolts," "Our Documentary Heritage," and "Personal Visions") from the three exciting, extremely full days of panels, roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings with filmmakers, and special screenings.  

The 2nd International Documentary Congress Special